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"The Spider sends his greetings, and his congratulations."
―The "Little Bird" to Jorah Mormont[src]

A "Little Bird" is a minor character in the first season. He is played by guest star Tristan Mercieca and only appears in "You Win or You Die." He's part of Varys's intercontinental network of informants and spies, whom he refers to as "little birds".


Season 1

He delivers a royal pardon to Jorah Mormont in the markets of Vaes Dothrak. Jorah realizes that the timing is suspicious and returns to the side of Daenerys Targaryen.[1]


Season One appearances
Winter is Coming The Kingsroad Lord Snow Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things The Wolf and the Lion
A Golden Crown You Win or You Die The Pointy End Baelor Fire and Blood

In the books

In the Song of Ice and Fire novels, this character does not appear but Jorah does leave Daenerys in the markets outside Vaes Dothrak enigmatically citing personal business before reappearing. Varys is known for employing orphans and urchins as his "little birds".

See also